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More uptempo than usual for Peggy,
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This review is from: Pass Me By/Big Spender (Audio CD)
These two albums from the sixties, both produced by David Cavanaugh, show Peggy at the very peak of her career. Here, you will find Peggy singing songs from the Great American Songbook, together with more contemporary material, such as the Beatles' A hard day's night. Peggy clearly put a lot of thought into this track, to put her own distinctive identity on the song without changing it's character.
Another track that I particularly like is Big spender. To my ears, Peggy's version is far superior to the nore famous version by Shirley Bassey. Peggy shows her determination to get her man without sounding threatening in the way that Shirley does.
There is a great mix of songs here - it's generally more uptempo than some of Peggy's albums. If you are used to hearing Peggy singing lots of soft, romantic songs, you might be pleasantly surprised by this twofer. I love Peggy singing those songs, but there are plenty of other albums full of them.
This twofer demonstrates that Peggy was more versatile than some would have you believe. And it's every bit as good as the romantic stuff - just different.